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knew "action news" at 12:30 continues with rick williams sara bloomquist and meteorologist, david murphy. hello again, here are the stories we are following for you at 12:30 now. a major decision from the supreme court on federal health care, the victory for the obama administration and what is next for the affordable care act and cleanup in the tri-state area, after tuesday's storms ripped across the region, the help pouring in from across the country and tall ships coming down the delaware for the first time in 15 years. now the details on a big decision today on a u.s. supreme court. they up held a key element of the affordable care act. >> at the supreme court another big victory for president obama's health care law, and
today after votes to repealer overturning law after multiple challenges to this law before the supreme court the affordable care act is here to stay. >> it upheld the nationwide tax subsidies. >> it's not just for -- you know it's for everybody. >> people did not want to be forced into the affordable health care law and it was based on four words established by the state, the affordable health cache market places were designed to be marketed by the states and some refused to do so, so they stepped in and paid subsidies nationwide. >> we lost freedom in two ways because of the rule of law and the fact that obama care was written to give those 37 states
freedom. >> but chief justice roberts says that congress passed the affordable health care act to improve markets not to destroy them and chief justice roberts was also the one to uphold the law in 2012. now to the cleanup underway in the tri-state area, after tuesday's damaging storms "action news" says that crews fanned out in south jersey yesterday where entire neighborhoods were left in the dark and trees were toppled in driveways and cars and now the red cross is stepping in to help. "action news" reporter vernon odom is live at a comfort station in east greenwich township with more on that. >> reporter: rick, the last official word i have is that some 77000 customers remain without power in gloucester county and that generates a lot of need. from the moment this red cross center opened this morning at
the local fire station the folks still without power some 70,000 here in gloucester county poured in to charge their equipment and get water and food and try to stay cool. all have been without power since the brutal straight line storms moved through the region. >> we lost all power, computers and mobile devices and everything. >> that is why we come here to children the phone. that is our only means of communication to the outside world. >> when you have kids and you don't have anything. nothing at all. all the stores are without, and some are closed down and they don't have ice at the stores there is nothing. >> residents here in east fwreen witch and surrounding towns are told it may be sometime saturday until their power is restored and in the meantime stores are without power and those with it the shelves are bare. >> we went to the acme and
mcdonald's to try to get something to eat, the acme the shelves were bare and mcdonald's was closed so this is great that we have a little something to eat here. >> i just got back from vacation and i just went food shopping and all the groceries we bought are in the refrigerator going bad and my husband just called liberty mutual and it's not covered. >> the plan is to close this tonight at 6:00 as long as the forecast shows moderate temperatures in the offing. vernon odom, channel 6 "action news." >> okay vernon thank you. the cleanup continues in delaware county as well. the entire county remains under a disaster declaration a number of shelters have opened including this one here at ppl park, people can get a shower food and water there and a chance to cool off.
county officials are bringing in dry ice for people trying to save their food. >> more than 190,000 are still without electricity at this hour. atlantic city electric reports 130,000 outages and pseg down to 12,500 and 52000 peco customers are still in the dark mostly in delaware county. well, crews and residents will not have to worry too much about the heat and mother nature has called off the area and we look outside at sky 6 hd at the ben franklin bridge. sun turns to clouds before we get another taste of rain to end the work week, meteorologist, david murphy outside now with the latest from accuweather. >> reporter: a tough call rick, boats and water. here we go looking at changes in store, a lot of sun through the
morning and talking about how the clouds would get thicker and overhead on the terrace and the radar shows how the clouds are thickening up and showers are embedded in areas to the west and it's not out of the question that a shower could pop through here and there and a better chance of more widespread precipitation is with the bigger batch near pittsburgh driving in. and not as intense because not much sun in play, you look down at washington, they have 82 so it must feel exactly the same, well not so we have higher humidity down south the dew points are making for a not so humid day anything below 60 on the dew point map indicates low humid and the same story down the pike in richmond 85 degrees by 2:00 and have a shot to get
to 86 for a high and 84 at 4:00 with the clouds thickening up and 6:0081 degrees and back in the 70s by 8:00 with shh showers. if you have plans to head to penn's landing or either side of the water front to look at the ships arriving it's a pretty nice day for that and the clouds will probably help and only a slight chance of a shower get down and enjoy, we are in the 80s and certainly a good day for a cool drink i'll take a closer look at the weekend rain when i come back. and a majestic sight is expected to return to the delaware river after a 15 year highatus hiatus, 6 abc is giving you an up close exclusive look, karen rogers is live on board one of those towering beauties as it heads on to the delaware. hi karen. >> reporter: hi i'm having a
great time i can't believe i'm on one of the tall ships in the parade. this is the elgalon, a replica of the vessel from the 1600s, the only one in the world of its kind still sailing and we are on it live for an exclusive look at it. there is the captain looking calm, cool and collective, captain rosario rodriguez hernandez. believe me the people here really work hard on this ship, it take a crew of 30 they live here this is their house they are on the ship and they are anxious to show it to you all. i want to show you this mast upper, i was talking to a crew member, it's 5,000 pounds it takes the entire crew to get together to hang on those ropes to pull down it the yards.
we'll show you what it's like to live on the ship and then we'll be live on as we parade down the parade of sails and alicia vitarelli i know are you in the crowd and they are anxious to see this all happening. >> reporter: oh they sure are we are here on dry land with a beautiful view. lets see what is going on down here at the camden waterfront, people from all over some travels as far as three hours away just to get the best seat in the house the ships will be coming along the delaware river with incredible vistas of the ben franklin bridge and there is tons of fun for the whole family and a ferris wheel is set up and you can seafood trucks and so much happening here and a lot of people are bringing their kids of course for what is going to be four days of fun here both on the camden side and i don't know if you can take a look on the water here, the same thing is
happening minus the ferris wheel on the philadelphia side as well. get the best views of the parade of tall ships as they continue to come along the delaware river, lets meet some of my friends here, i love how all of these kids got dressed in their nautical best, you came from new jersey and pennsylvania and tell me what brought you down here. >> the excitement of the tall ships bringing history to philadelphia where it originated and being part of the new jersey side and supporting it. >> you are getting excited to get on the ships. >> yes very excited, we have our nautical clothes on and hoping they hire some of these little sailers. >> we'll learn some swashbuckling today. back to you guys. we can't wait for this parade of ships. >> that is my favorite letter, rrrr. >> sorry. tall ships parade of sail at
2:00 adam joseph and sharrie williams, will be back along with karen rogers and alicia vitarelli to bring you live coverage as the ships come up the delaware we'll have live coverage streaming online at 6abc.com. there is much more ahead on "action news" at 12:30 two fwirls are safe and sound after a close call. a wawa held up at gun point the video that police want to you see in the hopes of tracking down the suspect. when "action news" comes right back.
>> firefighters in burlington county are investigating this early morning it blaze that ignited a house the flames broke out at 2:30 this morning along friendship road, tanker trucks had to be brought in to make sure there was enough water on the scene. officials are looking into whether it was weather related
because it started shortly after power was restored to the block. in bensalem flames forced people to evacuate. officials say that the fire began at at rental office at the country commons apartments no reports of any injuries. >> philadelphia police searching for the man that held up a wawa store at gun point it showed the robber walking into the store on caster avenue on oxford circle early tuesday morning he was wearing a baseball hat with a white towel underneath, he showed the clerk a gun and threatened to use it. anyone with information is asked to call philadelphia police. a teenager that survived a shark attack in north carolina is speaking out for the first time. 16-year-old hunter treshel spoke
to "action news" and he was only in the water for a min and then the shark attacked. despite losing his arm hunter is trying to stay positive. >> there is nothing i can do but focus on the future i have no power over a shark biting me. >> a 12-year-old girl lost her arm in a shark attack on that same shore line just 90 minutes before hunter was bitten just yesterday an 8-year-old boy suffered minor injuries in a suspected shark attack in north carolina. police in southern california is searching for the carjacker that stole a car with two young girls inside and the whole ordeal was caught on camera. you can see the suspect walking up to the car and then you see the mother sprinting through the parking lot trying to stop him and two girls 2 and 10 years old
manage to jump on the pavement. >> it was horrible everybody in the store was crying the girls only suffered minor injuries and the police identified a suspect but he is still on the loose. more than 160 new jersey soldiers are coming home from overseas just in time for the 4th of july. the alpha company, returned to the national guard armory in jersey city at 1:00, they are working security for the naval facility for 9 months they represent half the counties in the state of new jersey the all important nba draft starts tonight and it could make or break the sixers upcoming season one of the key picks nerlins noel is hosting a basketball camp this weekend in hatfield and "action news's" jeff skversky caught up with him to see what he thinks come tonight. >> how much are you looking forward to who the sixers may
take in the nba draft? >> i am confident i think sam will make the right decision for our team and we can get to the point where we continue to progress. >> the sixers have the number three overall pick and five picks in the second round. should be a busy night. >> still ahead here on "action news," another look at your accuweather forecast. as we look live from philadelphia international airport sky 6 hd showing you a mild afternoon but things really going to get cooler over the weekend, david murphy has the forecast for you when we come right back. the straining. i'd just felt this way for too long. so i finally talked to my doctor about my symptoms. i'd tried laxatives before. he prescribed amitiza (lubiprostone) for my chronic constipation. it works differently than laxatives. man: amitiza is clinically shown to help relieve common symptoms like bloating abdominal discomfort
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as we look outside we have the action cam out earlier and look at the difference too, lots of blue sky in trenton new jersey as the action cam was out and about, and you look out here right now most of the clouds are moving in from the west. dew point down in the 50s and winds are calm at the airport. a breeze of 6 to 10 miles per hour. obviously not a lot of moisture out there this afternoon we may be on the model overlooking a spotty sprinkle or shower at times, but the bitter chance is in the evening hours and tonight at 8:00, 9:00, 10:00, the other thing i'll mention is showers up to the north and through philadelphia there is a chance of a pop-up shower or thunderstorm or a gusty shower or two tonight. if you hear hundred as always head inside. nothing as strong as what we had
on tuesday, but the national weather service storm prediction center is posting a large area that extends to denver and goes down the east coast we are on the edge of that through millville and atlantic city and points south so a slight chance of a thunderstorm popping creating gusty winds. 85 currently, or today's high is 85 and trenton 83 and 84 in reading and philadelphia and down the shore a nice dado spite the clouds rolling in we are looking at highs of 80 degrees at the beach. 83 at 5:00 and 79 by 7:00 and 74 by 9:00 and in through here a better chance a shower or pop-up thunderstorm 68 is the overnight low at the shore up close and personal 70 in the water and feeling good down there, low 80s up and down the jersey coast and 80 on the nose and the ocean temperature is
still looking warmer around the mouth of the delaware bay as we take a look at tomorrow it does look like there will be overnight rain that starts us out rather wet and clears out quickly with afternoon peeks of sun and a high of 78 or so and saturday another wave of low pressure moves towards the east and while we are looking at basically lighter showers developing during the afternoon and evening, at some point saturday night we'll get socked with heavier rain and we may be looking at flash flooding situations overnight saturday into into early sunday morning future tracker 6 showing you rain is light through the afternoon and steadier through the evening and overnight into sun morning, that is when it tends to get steadier, your exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast, sun with increased clouds this afternoon and 86 is the high and parade of sail is looking dry and maybe all dry and a better chance of a shower or thunderstorm. rain is ending quickly and sunny breaks in the day high of 78 or
79 and saturday cooler and eventually rainier as the day goes on 74 is your high and that rain will built in gradually during the afternoon and evening and get heavier saturday night. looking for drying on sunday and nice afternoon and 78 is the high there and 80s next week. >> thank you david. topping the people scene bobbi kristina brown is now on hospice care, the family made the move so she could reportedly die in peace meanwhile they have filed a civil lawsuit against nick gordon alleging he abused her and stole money from her. we are getting a picture of malala yousafzai. >> there is a moment you have to choose to either be silence or
there's something out there. it's a highly contagious disease. it can be especially serious- even fatal to infants. unfortunately, many people who spread it may not know they have it. it's called whooping cough. and the cdc recommends everyone, including those around babies, make sure their whooping cough vaccination is up to date. understand the danger your new grandchild faces. talk to your doctor or pharmacist about you and your family getting a whooping cough vaccination today.
moving up on 1:00, david murphy with a last look at the forecast. >> a warm one this afternoon low to mid-80s and clouds on the increase and a spotty shower through the afternoon, increasing clouds along the i-95 corridor and some spots hitting 86 again a spotty shower but most stay dry high temperatures around the shore around 80 degrees and a late thunderstorm is possible but the better chance of that is in the evening hours not so much in the afternoon. >> thank you david. a look now as stories coming
up this afternoon on "action news" at 4:00. that includes the heated debate over a little girl's body after her parents said she was shamed after going shirtless while swimming. >> and people chase the fountain of youth but experts say there is one way to cope wrinkles as bay and that is sunscreen and we test them for you today. >> don't forget to join us for "action news" today at 4:00, 5:00 and 6:00. i'm rick williams have a nice afternoon, we'll see you right here later today.
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